Aoun's Silence on Geagea Proposal over Presidency Seen as a Rejection

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Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun remained mum on a proposal made by his rival Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea to resolve the presidential deadlock but his silence was explained as a source of rejection.

Aoun met with a delegation from Maronite institutions on Thursday. Sources of the conferees in Rabieh said the lawmaker did not comment on a suggestion made by Geagea to either run against him for office or to meet and agree on a consensual nominee.

The sources told al-Liwaa newspaper published Friday that Aoun's silence was seen as a rejection of the proposal.

Lawmakers failed for the fifth time last week in electing a new head of state over differences between the rival March 8 and March 14 camps on a compromise candidate.

March 14 supports the LF chief for office, who managed to gather 48 votes in the first round of votes.

The March 8 camp has not yet announced its candidate and Aoun has repeatedly insisted that he will only take part in the presidential race if he was declared a consensual candidate.

Aoun told the members of the delegation on Thursday that he was the strongest Christian leader and should reach Baabda Palace, al-Liwaa reported.

He also said that he was capable of resolving pending issues.

Members of the Maronite institutions have previously visited Geagea and Phalange leader Amin Gemayel, and are expected to meet with Marada Movement chief MP Suleiman Franjieh next Wednesday.

The meetings that are aimed at resolving the presidential crisis are scheduled to end with talks with Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi.

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Comments 33
Thumb sophia_angle 30 May 2014, 09:12

the best General ever!!!

Thumb general_puppet 30 May 2014, 09:37

sophia_angle meant, the best Running General ever!!!

Missing forces 30 May 2014, 11:28

At least the funniest to watch ever anyway.

Thumb sophia_angle 30 May 2014, 14:26

it's Napoleaoun :)

Thumb freedomarch 30 May 2014, 22:33

Better than Nero? (Ni lessons in Italian please)

Thumb general_puppet 30 May 2014, 09:27

"Aoun told the members of the delegation on Thursday that he was the strongest Christian leader and should reach Baabda Palace"... sounds like the_roar, I said so it Must be True!

Thumb popeye 30 May 2014, 09:32

It seems the ghosts are reporting comments as usual. Anyway, Aoun is mum about Geagea proposal, the terror party is still mulling while the country is deteriorating. Meanwhile, the terror party is busy organizing the re-election of their president, Bachar Assad for a third term.

Thumb freedomarch 30 May 2014, 22:38

Breaking news: Aoun s mumness is due to him calmness before the storm (khabeeth ya Aoun). Unless he is dead by now, tawil bi 3omro.

Thumb freedomarch 30 May 2014, 22:39

His mumness is a sugn if his deceiving nature nithing more or less.

Thumb general_puppet 30 May 2014, 09:39

Reporting instantaneously... and all I said is that I agree he has a fat head, but there was no need to call him an Elephant :-)

Missing forces 30 May 2014, 11:28

He is the strongest and has the strongest motor. Made in japan. Call me General Electric. :(

Missing karim. 30 May 2014, 09:28

God bless General Aoun for his staunch patriotism, defense of democracy, and opposition to February 14-sponsored Takfirism.

Thumb general_puppet 30 May 2014, 09:50

Hello Karim, Aoun is still waiting for Hariri's phone call.... he is as useless a politician as he was a military man, Hariri played him.

Why is Aoun not man enough to stand up for himself?

Missing coolmec 30 May 2014, 10:45

Aoun is the worst thing that could ever happen to Lebanon!!
I just am baffled just by the fact that he is considered for the top post let alone be elected. what would it take to make him understand that he will NEVER be president?

Missing forces 30 May 2014, 11:29

A mirror?

Thumb kris 30 May 2014, 12:23

A push off a cliff?

Thumb popeye 30 May 2014, 14:38

poison

Missing forces 30 May 2014, 11:50

Me aoun you are a failure and have become the laughing stock in Lebanese politics. So much for you MOU. Memorandum of Under the boot. How many times have you covered for HA to now have the devil even reject you. It must really hurt to have your sworn enemy Geagea throw you a lifeline when nobody else wants you. Come back into the fold little sheep and succle on the bosom of humility. Swallow your pride and be a man for once.

Thumb kris 30 May 2014, 12:25

what pride?!!

Missing forces 30 May 2014, 12:34

don't say that kris..you will hurt his feelings..

Thumb freedomarch 30 May 2014, 22:42

Well right, no pride to begin with ..mm except the rainbow pride!

Thumb kris 30 May 2014, 13:31

forces, what feelings ?I Lol :D

Thumb freedomarch 30 May 2014, 22:45

Well, true no feelings to begin with also, except crocs feelings to it's pray. Mtamsa7.... true story..

Thumb habib 30 May 2014, 13:34

3awoooooòòòoooooooooooooooon

Thumb freedomarch 30 May 2014, 22:49

Chihuahua? :)

Thumb LEBhasNOhope 30 May 2014, 16:26

I think Aoun is playing the only card he has left to become president (not going to hapen). He is stating to the world, either I become president or no one becomes president. A vacuum suits his allies just fine so they will play on his emotions and let him take it as far as he wants.

Thumb lebanonforever 30 May 2014, 16:44

By far the funniest post

Thumb lebanonforever 30 May 2014, 17:27

Great post beiruti

Thumb kris 30 May 2014, 18:29

lol

Thumb beiruti 30 May 2014, 21:39

When you look at it, the issues with the Lebanese Presidential succession in 1988 after the end of the Amin Gemayel Mandate;
Elias Hrawi in 1998; Emile Lahoud in 2007 and now Michel Sleiman in 2014, Aoun's obstructionism played a role in creating a vacuum in the office after Gemayel's departure, Lahoud's departure and now Sleiman's.
Aoun did not want Rene Mouwad, or Hrawi or the other two generals to serve, preferring himself. These Presidents were selected outside of Lebanon, everyone and were weak and ineffectual, due, in part, to this guy. He has been a curse, not a blessing on Lebanon.

Default-user-icon shimon (Guest) 30 May 2014, 21:44

Mujnoun!!! where are you from? if you want to use arabic, try to find the proper dialect!

Thumb freedomarch 30 May 2014, 23:06

Remember the time we had to wait for his son inlaw to get his post in government (miracle kid)... how long we have to wait this time for this old man himself?

Thumb saturn 30 May 2014, 23:25

You typically shut up and let others think you're crazy, rather than speak and prove it.